View Full Version : Golden State Arms (garand carbine)

April 1, 2010, 05:44 PM
found one of these in my local shop, its an M1 garand using what appears to be BM-59 parts while retaining the en block clip system. This is pretty much my dream carbine, but they want $895 for it. Now I wouldn't mind paying that price if it was a decent conversion. Anyone know the reputation of golden state arms and their work?

April 1, 2010, 09:46 PM
Way back in the seventies I bought a sporterized Mauser 98 action, barreled in 30-06, with a pretty decent stock. It was drilled and tapped for Weaver mounts, and had a 2-7 Redfield scope on it. It cost $150, and the owner let me go shoot it to decide if I wanted it. Oh yeah, it was made by Golden State Arms, somewhere in California.

With my first shooting session, I shot a couple of five shot groups under an inch, and went back and paid for the rifle. It proved to be a very good rifle, and I still kick my own butt for selling it for a hundred bucks one time when I was hard up.

I've been told that this company specialized in sporterizing surplus military arms and marketing them under that name and maybe a few others. jd

April 1, 2010, 10:34 PM
So, still has a clip and not the magazine of a BM-59? Whose name is on the receiver? Sounds like a tanker, which are sometimes mentioned in the same breath (http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_NATORD3.HTML) (about 80% down the page) as BM-59 and Golden State Arms.